Tag: Relatives

Ways to Find People Before (and After) Graduation

It’s that time of year: senior-itis has hit, caps and gowns are for sale in the bookstore, and you’re getting ready to say goodbye to a familiar place. Graduation is exciting, but it also means losing contact with people you see all the time. You’ve likely met a ton of people, but probably haven’t been Read More…

How to Build a Family Tree with Little Information

Plenty of people want to learn more about their family history. After all, the prospect of learning more about your family, especially if you already don’t know much, is very exciting. However, building a family tree with minimal information is difficult, simply because you don’t have much to go on. When you don’t know your Read More…

A Guide to Reconnecting with an Estranged Family Member

Family is an incredibly important part of most people’s lives. A healthy familial relationship is fulfilling, and many people find comfort in their family long after they’ve struck out on their own. However, that’s not always the case. Whether because of personal differences, neglect, or just a lack of communication, some people become estranged from Read More…

How to Find the Burial Site of a Deceased Friend or Relative

Dealing with the death of a family member or friend can be difficult. One of the ways that many people choose to deal with their grief is by visiting their loved one’s burial site, whether to talk, lay memorials, or just reminisce. However, if you weren’t on good terms with the person when he or Read More…

How to Research a Deceased Person You Think May Be One of Your Relatives

Whether you’re adopted, estranged from your family, or just not very connected to your familial history, you may decide to research your family to get more information about where you came from. Many people do this, which means plenty of resources are available to connect with other living people who may be similarly disconnected from Read More…

How to Find Biological Relatives When Your Birth Parents are Deceased

Finding information about your birth family can be extremely difficult in many states. Even with the rise of adoptee rights groups fighting for unrestricted access to records and information, there are still no federal mandates regarding adoption records, as each state sets its own rules. If you live in a state with extremely strict rules, Read More…

A Guide to Contacting a Newfound Biological Family Member

If you’ve ever tried to contact a biological family member before, you probably know that it can feel awkward or uncomfortable. After all, they’re someone who is technically related to you that you’ve never met before! But it is possible to contact biological family members and have the meeting go well. You might even be Read More…

How to Deal With Unexpected DNA Ancestry Results

Companies market DNA ancestry tests as a great way to find information about your ancestors. They’re very useful for many people, and it’s especially nice to have the results when you’ve been confused about your heritage, such as when you’re adopted, or you don’t have any living ties to biological relatives. These DNA ancestry tests Read More…

3 Things to Keep in Mind When It Comes to Your DNA Ancestry Results

People love finding out where they came from. It’s a good way to learn more about yourself, and an even better way to see the similarities between you and your ancestors. One of the ways that people are doing that is by using DNA ancestry tests. Companies market these tests as a way to tell Read More…

How to Trace Your Biological Family Tree

Whether you were adopted, your parents were adopted, or part of your family is estranged, tracing your biological family tree can be extremely difficult. It might even seem impossible! But you’ll be happy to know that it is possible, as long as you’re willing to do a little more digging than many people might need Read More…